Vitalyi Bulychev Brief Encounters

KUMF Gallery ⁠ accessible_forward
145 Evans Ave, Ste 101
Etobicoke
May 1–22
Reception
May 19, 7–10pm

Brief Encounters is an exercise in the aesthetics of nostalgia through documentation of fleeting moments that relate in one way or another to the artist’s experiences of growing up in Ukraine.

The title is a reference to the transient nature of relationships in a globalized world, the trans-Atlantic relationships that are nurtured through Viber/WhatsAPP/Skype, and the short in-person encounters that result more in otherness rather than togetherness.

Each frame is charged with personal histories, speaks of memories real and invented. The exhibition features 50 photographs and a video installation KLADKA (9 min, HD, 2022.)